Itinerary Preview: Odaiba, Tokyo

This will be our first stop upon arrival in Japan. Odaiba is a man-made
island in Tokyo Bay that has been developed as a leisure and
entertainment mecca, accessed by an unmanned monorail. We are
splurging on a few nights at this hotel, the Grand Pacific Le Daiba,
to get over our jet lag and get our Japan-legs before setting off on
our travels. We'll acclimate with great views of Tokyo, lots of
natural light and a big pool. On our check list are plenty of the
fun, crazy Tokyo things we want to share with the kids such as: a hot
springs public bath with an old-Japan theme where you wander the
indoor streets of Edo (original name of Tokyo) dressed in kimono, the
Toyota MegaWeb showroom where we can climb into and virtually test
drive the latest concept cars, an entire floor of dim sum stalls
called Little Hong Kong, a faux Italianate mall called Venus Fort
where there is a fake sunrise and sunset every 30 minutes and a fake
mayor issuing proclamations from a balcony, a huge science museum, a
gigantic ferris wheel, and yes, that is the Statue of Liberty you see
on the right side of the picture.

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